Synopsis: One of the funniest TV programs ever, THE RICHARD PRYOR SHOW features the outrageous comedian at his peak. Airing in 1977, this cutting-edge sketch comedy program dared to challenge censors' restrictions like no other TV series before it. Completing just four shows, Pryor personally canceled the series after feuds with the censors. His determination to remain true to his vision resulted in a high-quality program that was far ahead of its time. This set contains all four aired episodes, a 57 minute bonus special with guest John Belushi and never-before-aired sketches. Cast Members include Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society), Sandra Bernhard (Without You I'm Nothing), Shirley Hemphill (What's Happening!!), Paul Mooney (Hollywood Shuffle), LaWanda Page (Sanford and Son), Tim Reid (WKRP in Cincinnati), Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Marsha Warfield (Night Court) and Peter Cullen (The Tigger Movie).
Ep. 1 (Original Air Date: September 13, 1977) Richard Pryor is a Star Wars bartender, a spaghetti western anti-hero, The First Black U.S. President, Mojo the Snake Handler and a serviceman visiting Club Harlem.
Ep. 2 (Original Air Date: September 20, 1977) Richard Pryor is a black samurai, a Mississippi prosecutor, the owner of a pet head, an archeologist in Egypt, a come-from man, and a rock-star from Black Death.
Ep. 3 (Original Air Date: September 27, 1977) Richard Pryor is a diner who uses his food as foreplay; a caveman who discovers fire; Mr. Fixit; and Little Richard. A woman describes a lesbian encounter.
Ep. 4 (Original Air Date: October 20, 1977) Richard Pryor is a Chinese chef, a wino, El Neggro, a ranch owner, a survivor of the Titanic and Santa Claus. The cast roasts him. Charlie Hill tells jokes.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Production Year: 1977
- Release Date: Mar 23rd, 2004
- Catalog Number: ID0165BMDVD
- UPC: 014381016529
- Rating: Not Rated
- Run Time: 197
- Color Format: Color
- Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
- Language: English
- 16:9: No
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of Discs: 3
- Closed Captions: No
- Special Features:
57-Minute Richard Pryor Special w/ guest John Belushi!
Never before seen 37-minute Richard Pryor "Mudbone" Monologue
42-Minute Roast Segment
Scripts for Unfilmed sketches